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Old July 17th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #7141
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If people are passing someone on the right, then that someone should not be in the left lane. Couldn't be easier.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #7142
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ahhh... Lane discipline (and metrication) the two, been there done that, fallback topic(s) for this thread.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #7143
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Old July 17th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #7144
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That $ 4 plane ticket was obviously a marketing stunt, nobody would otherwise fly from LAX to Burbank other than just for the heck of it.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #7145
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ahhh... Lane discipline (and metrication) the two, been there done that, fallback topic(s) for this thread.
Well, apparently we had a new person who didn't get it.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #7146
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That $ 4 plane ticket was obviously a marketing stunt, nobody would otherwise fly from LAX to Burbank other than just for the heck of it.
LAX? I read, in the New York Times yesterday I think, that someone was offering $4 flights between Burbank and Long Beach. Which might not be that unreasonable in the circumstances, although I wouldn't do it myself.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #7147
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LAX? I read, in the New York Times yesterday I think, that someone was offering $4 flights between Burbank and Long Beach. Which might not be that unreasonable in the circumstances, although I wouldn't do it myself.
That makes sense since Jetblue mostly flies into Long Beach.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #7148
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People are pretty lazy when they have to fly jetliners from one side of town to the other!

But I guess anything to avoid the 101...
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Old July 17th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #7149
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Carmageddon has been a flop, mostly. Traffic in Google Maps Live Traffic seems to be better than usual in LAX, all highwyas are green, save for a few sectors near Palmdale.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #7150
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On the contrary, it worked great! Everyone stayed home and there was no traffic chaos, no hours of delay, no fire trucks or ambulances stuck in traffic, no big accidents, no inaccessible public locations.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 03:02 AM   #7151
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Plus, according to a pal of mine in LA, they reopened the 405 sixteen hours early.

On a completely unrelated topic, I-75 in northern Macon is finally being widened, though for now only three miles or so from Pio Nono Ave to beyond US 23/Riverside Drive. The project includes total pavement reconstruction and replacement and realignment of the bridge over Riverside Drive (well, prolly the other bridges, too, but the realignment at Riverside Drive was very apparent when I drove through there last week).

So far, there's no work southward to the I-16 interchange, which IMO is tied with the I-20/I-285 west interchange in Atlanta for the most obsolete interchange in the state. GDOT had designed a new interchange including up fourteen lanes in the I-16 corridor, but I suspect that it'll not be built thusly for a while.

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Old July 18th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #7152
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Nice video of I-70 through St. Louis

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Old July 18th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #7153
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Great video. Looks like St. Louis is totally reconfiguring their Interstate system.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #7154
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On the contrary, it worked great! Everyone stayed home and there was no traffic chaos, no hours of delay, no fire trucks or ambulances stuck in traffic, no big accidents, no inaccessible public locations.
Carmageddon was awesome. LA freeways were EXTREMELY empty (even for a Sunday, no one was driving), it was quiet in the city, plus people posted pictures like this. Something that you will NEVER see.

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Old July 19th, 2011, 12:36 AM   #7155
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The next day...

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Old July 19th, 2011, 12:39 AM   #7156
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It seems the HOV lane is congested also.

ROFL @ the guy planking on the highway.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 05:44 AM   #7157
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Some shots of the 405 Detour:

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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #7158
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:29 AM   #7159
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Will someone please summarize this for me?

JetBlue offers cheap flights within LA for one day causing no one to drive?
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Old July 19th, 2011, 11:06 PM   #7160
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Here's a video flight report of the JetBlue Carmageddon flyover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UkVWIKVxFM
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